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Oatmeal Substitute?


#1

Quick question - I am beginning to think that I have a minor allergic reaction to oatmeal because every time I eat them I get bloated/gassy. Besides quinoa, is there any other substitute that mighty help?


#2

Grits?


#3

[quote]Atypical wrote:
Quick question - I have beginning to think that I have a minor allergic reaction to oatmeal because every time I eat them I get bloated/gassy. Besides quinoa, is there any other substitute that mighty help?[/quote]

How long have you been eating oatmeal? Your body really needs to adjust to that hit of fiber over time. I’d make sure to try it at least a month before writing it off. Maybe also try making it different ways. (water instead of milk, etc)


#4

I have been eating oatmeal for a while, and it has always bothered me. Never enough to really considering switching it out with something else, but with all this talk of food allergies, I am considering it. I do eat my oatmeal with just water and protein powder. It isn’t the protein powder because when I eat them separately, the same thing happens.


#5

Take a fiber supplement in your protein shake. Get your body more adjusted to it.


#6

I always get gassy after eating a lot of oatmeal but I figured it was because of the high intake of carbs, same thing happens when I eat a lot of bread. Is this an allergy or just a side effect of a large consumption of grains?


#7

Learn to love quinoa, it’s the only seed or grain that’s a complete protein (contains a lot of protein too). And it’s gluten free.


#8

buckwheat is also gluten free, and tastes pretty good. it has some protein, but i use it for the carbs.


#9

Rye? Beans?


#10

[quote]Trenchant wrote:
Rye? Beans?[/quote]

man i love beans, especially black beans and red beans. but they cause the never-ending-wipe… paste in, paste out i guess.


#11

Ezekiel breads aren’t bad.
Grits can be a nice change of pace
Quinoa/also Amaranth are always good choices.
I’ve made pretty delicious breakfast versions of brown rice with vanilla/cinnamon/touch of honey before
All I can think of…

(oats make me sick too :< )